Katharina is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously she was Post-Doc Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, the Department of English and American Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg and Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She did research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University and taught at Lomonossow University Moscow, State University St. Petersburg, and the University of Vienna, among others. She was Project Coordinator at the Gender Research Office at the University of Vienna from April 2008 to September 2015. Her research fields are primarily queer and feminist theory, popular culture, postsocialist, decolonial and disability studies. Currently, she is working on a research project focused on the construction of Russia's most vulnerable citizens within Western media.